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ELA Reading - Independent and Guided Reading Worksheets

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  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Officer Buckle and Gloria' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Officer Buckle and Gloria'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Peggy Rathmann's 1996 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Blueberries for Sal (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Blueberries for Sal (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Robert McCloskey's 1949 Caldecott honor book, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Wemberley Worried (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Wemberley Worried (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Kevin Henkes's popular story of a worrier, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge it by its first sentence. With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of predictions, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: There's a Nightmare in My Closet (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: There's a Nightmare in My Closet (primary)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Mercer Mayer's story about nighttime fears, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: We Are Best Friends (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: We Are Best Friends (primary)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Aliki's popular story of friendship, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Book: The Monkey's Paw (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Monkey's Paw (upper elem/middle)'. A fantastic supplemental unit for W.W. Jacob's tale of the horrible side of getting what you wish for. Creative interpretation, inference development, suspense analysis, and more.
  • Use this 'Unit: USDA Food Guide (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Unit: USDA Food Guide (upper elem/middle)'. Learn about the "My Pyramid" food guide! This mini-unit features a reading comprehension, Venn diagram, and several short answer and essay writing prompts, designed to promote understanding and creative thinking.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Chrysanthemum (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Chrysanthemum (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Kevin Henkes's popular story of a girl with an unusual name, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Grandfather's Journey (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Grandfather's Journey (primary)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Allen Say's 1994 Caldecott-winning story of family history, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Snowflake Bentley (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Snowflake Bentley (primary)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Azarian's 1999 Caldecott-winning story about the scientist/farmer, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (primary)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Dr. Seuss's popular story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Book: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)'. Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Chris Van Allsburg's book about an amazing sailing adventure. Includes art appreciation questions, along with creative writing and art activities.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Wreck of the Zephyr (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Wreck of the Zephyr (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a 'read aloud' of Chris Van Allsburg's 1983 book, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Locomotive (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Locomotive (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a 'read aloud' of Brian Floca's 2014 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (elem/upper elem)'. Reading comprehension, activities (design your own brat), and an approach to writing elements such as dialogue, structure, and timing, that will help your students go beyond the plot as readers and develop their own writing skills. This 20 page super unit is a perfect enhancement to Roald Dahl's modern fairy tale.
  • Use this 'Critical Thinking: Fiction into Film (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Critical Thinking: Fiction into Film (upper elem/middle)'. "In what ways does the setting of the movie differ from how it was presented in the book?" Many popular children's books are being made into films-- this list of questions helps students develop critical thinking skills while comparing the two media.
  • Use this 'Poem: Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Poem: Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out (upper elem/middle)'. This mini-unit uses Shel Silverstein's popular poem as a jump-off point to creative and letter writing, and to assessing the elements of poetry. The food pyramid, biodegradable products, journal prompts... a towering pile of great ideas.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: A Sick Day for Amos McGee (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: A Sick Day for Amos McGee (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a 'read aloud' of Philip and Erin Stead's 2011 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Danny and the Dinosaur (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Danny and the Dinosaur (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Syd Hoff's popular story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (primary)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of the 1979 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Book: Miss Rumphius (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Miss Rumphius (primary/elem)'. Writing and drawing prompts to review Barbara Cooney's popular story of a woman who wanted to make the world a more beautiful place. This ties in nicely with Earth Day or with a citizenship unit.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Scrambled Eggs Super (k-4)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Scrambled Eggs Super (k-4)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Dr. Seuss's popular story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Reading: Main Idea Non-Fiction (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Reading: Main Idea Non-Fiction (upper elem)'. This activity page allows students to explore the main idea of a non-fiction book. Students will provide 3 pieces of evidence to support the main idea.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Horton Hears a Who (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Horton Hears a Who (primary)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Dr. Seuss's popular story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Reading: Main Idea Non-Fiction (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Reading: Main Idea Non-Fiction (elem)'. This activity page allows young students to show (draw) and tell (write) the main idea of a non-fiction book. Includes a place for 2 supporting details.
  • Use this 'Book Comprehension: Fantasy/Adventure Genre' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Comprehension: Fantasy/Adventure Genre'. "What tasks must the hero accomplish?" This page of questions can be applied to almost any fantasy/adventure book. An excellent checklist for book reports, these questions are also a good way to check student comprehension.
  • Use this 'Book: The Giving Tree (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Giving Tree (elementary)'. The pages for this book unit include: a pre-reading writing about caring, loving and giving; five comprehension questions that require brief written response; two supported examples of personification; identification of themes with supporting evidence; a post-reading activity; a word search of vocabulary terms; and answer keys (8 pages)

Notes

  • Use this 'Note' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Note'. Our "Beyond the Covers" full units each offer a guided in-depth look at a featured book. These lessons include vocabulary and reading comprehension, and then go beyond- encouraging students to put themselves in the plot - and to see how the stories apply to their own lives. These units are great for guided or independent reading.